Thursday, October 21, 2010

Torridon, Scotland

Scotland has such an amazing nature...and im happy to receive one from Anu.

The card shows the Torridon area, which consists of of Loch Torridon and the smaller Loch Shieldaig, situated on the west coast of Scotland, in Wester Ross. The Torridon loch was created by glacial processes and is in total around 25 km long. Torridon village lies at the head of the loch and is surrounded by the spectacular Torridon Hills. Shieldag is to the south and was established in 1800. Its purpose was to attract families to take up fishing for a living; and, incidentally, to help build up a stock of trained seamen who could be called upon by the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars.

Two stamps on the from the Queen Elizabeth, issued in 2010, and the other one is from a set of 10 stamps representing UK species in recovery...this here is the Dartford Wabler. On the stamp it says that in 1963 there were 12 pairs while in 1990 - 1800 pairs. Well done!

Thanks a lot Anu for the lovely card!

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